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Reel Servicing Testimonials:

I recently dropped two reels off to Steve for a service. It was a real panic as we were off out in a couple of days and my reel had jammed. Steve was awesome making time to fully service the reels and they have come back just like new. He went to great lengths to pass on his tips and advice on maintaining them also. I have had reels serviced at lots of different places over many many years but will only be going to one place now. A top bloke and a great knowledge.
tims7 (246 246 positive feedback)  Wed 07 August

Yet Again, Steve delivered beyond expectation. This time was to fix a reputable shops mistake... Saved me heaps and the reel is better than new. Thanks mate

Ricky Mossman Feb 10 2015

Swordfish serviced my 6500 Baitrunner and did a great job.The time taken was short and his communication with me was top notch .Very happy to deal with him again in the future.

stevanda (49 )  Fri 20 Jun

Excellent and honest to deal with. He had my reel serviced, upgraded and returned to me within a week. I highly recommend Steve if you want great advice and fantastic service.

al116 (289 )  Tue 17 Jun

Awesome service, Steve has always been great to deal with and the quality and price of his work is exceptional, wouldn't use anyone else

deacs2 (75 Fri 21 Feb

Steve upgraded the drag & checked over my Shimano Trinidad 30a reel. Went on a jigging trip on the Clansman with Dove charters operating out of Kawhia. Caught Kingi's all day best being 20kg. The reel had great stopping power & was very smooth. The set up was shared with 4 guys & didn't stop all day. Didn't miss a beat very happy costomer. Steve is a pleasure to deal with quick service & a top job. Cheers Steve keep it up.

mikedogzz (153 )   Mon 20 Jan

My wife dropped my Tica Sculptor SL100 over the side of our boat. Now I'm a lucky guy that my wife loves fishing... but I admit to getting a tad excited about one of my favorite reels going for a swim.. No worries I found Capt Steve on Trademe and he has just stripped down and cleaned my Tica for $36!!! I'm a happy man.. and have already recommended Capt Steve to another keen fisherman.

sjv1012 (47 )  Wed 31 Jul

Excellent service and quicker than I expected. Knows all stuff fishing and good advice. Thanks also for finding a handle for my old baby Dam. Most of all, the charges are 100% painless. Steve, you are a legend, if not already one, in the fishing fraternity. Thank you.

obviousas (422  Sat 27 Jul

Seriously good reel servicing, gave me honest advice about some of my older reels and pimped a couple of reels with Carbon Tex drags, which are super smooth even with a high drag pressure. Highly recommended.

coropete (52  Fri 28 Jun

I am delighted and it is indeed an honor that I give this reference for Swordfish Marine. I have had several dealings over the years and each time has been an absolute pleasure with prompt, no-nonsense and exceptional service, straight up recommendations for service, repairs, upgrades and onwards to full blown race spec blue printing for high end sportfishing tackle.

wendy26 (218 )  Thu 27 Jun 

After having a chat to Steve I gave him my precious Certait 2500 Custom to service. I fish my gear very hard and need to have confidence that I give myself the best chance possible to land that trophy fish. I have seen the bin where your normal tackle shop would chuck your reels in ... not so with Steve. My reel was looked after and serviced to a standard that you can't tell the reel from new. I trust Steve with all my further servicing, from my Tiagra to my Baitcaster....

anvers (88 )  Tue 25 Jun

I've had Steve service reels, for me now for probably 6 years. He gives impartial advice and is totally trustworthy and very knowledgeable and has helped me upgrade over the years to the top quality equipment I have now. I have recommended him to all my fishing friends most of whom buy equipment off him and have their reels serviced by him.

randg1 (115  Sun 23 Jun

I ordered a spare spool off Steve, very easy to deal with and a fast delivery.

tomo207 (47  Fri 14 Jun

Steve recently worked on an International of mine. Excellent work quicker than quoted turn around, and a very fair price. No hesitation in recommending him to anyone interested. Thanks Swordfish Steve.

grumpy007 (364  Tue 04 Dec

Charter Testimonials

I am pleased to provide a testimonial about the excellent service provided by Steve Angus from Swordfish Marine Ltd 

It is rare to find service providers with then integrity, ability and commitment to every aspect of boating. Steve has provided that whether it is the tackle, rods and reels, engineering, outsourcing or taking charge as the Skipper, the outcome is always first rate.

Steve has provided a complete service for all operational and maintenance requirements of my vessel. His knowledge, timeliness, attention to detail and proactive approach to maintenance has provided me with the peace of mind that makes boating a pleasure.

As a Skipper Steve has the personality and the competence that contributes to a great fishing team, with an ability to find fish and deliver the best chance of success for every hook up.

After some less than ideal experiences delegating care of my vessel it has been a pleasure dealing with Swordfish Marine Ltd and I have no hesitation in recommending their services.

 John Doherty - Kilvay Charters Ltd



Swordfish Marine have supplied and maintained all of our fishing tackle since 2002 and I have found them to be fantastic at providing everything we need. Our operation would not be successful without Steve’s assistance. Our confidence in his ability to supply service when we need it is priceless.

Steve has provided honest unbiased advice on our tackle needs, also assisting with vessel maintenance when required as well as sourcing equipment and spare parts urgently. His knowledge and attention to detail and equipment maintenance has been invaluable.

As a remote Island charter business we require professional assistance with locating correct product and must have the best of equipment ready to go at any time, Steve has provided this perfect link, by maintaining our fishing tackle to the highest standard and the ability to get the job done anytime without delays.

 I would be more than happy to recommend Steve to any Charter Business, as it has been a pleasure dealing with him.

 Geoffrey  Amos - Matei Gamefishing Ltd, Fiji.


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30C Riddell Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand

Phone: 021 975 471

Email: swordfishsteve@reelrepairguy.co.nz

Hours of trade: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm | Weekends: By appointment

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